Spring/Summer Crabbing Rules Go Into Effect in Washington, Oregon as Whales Arrive
Whales are migrating along the West Coast, which means Dungeness crabbers have to adjust their fishing behavior to avoid whale entanglements at a time when ex-vessel prices are favorable to fishermen.
In Oregon, the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission has contracted with six vessels coastwide to recover derelict pots outside 40 fathoms in an effort to help decrease the risk of entanglements. The spring in-season derelict crab pot recovery is a pilot project set up by the Crab Commission in partnership with ...
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